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Basketball Hoops Go Back Up at Pell School

Less than 24 hours after community members voiced concerns about the basketball hoops being taken down at the Pell Elementary School for the summer during the June 28 Newport City Council meeting, Councilor Susan Taylor said the hoops, which were mis More...

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News Briefs

North Side Family Picnic

Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and summer sides will be provided with generous support from the Kiwanis Club of Newport at the North Side Family Picnic at the Florence Gray Center, on Tuesday, July 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Beach Idol Returns

Beach Idol, a singing competition at Easton’s Beach, will take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning July 13 and continuing through Aug. 17. Performers must be 6-16 years old. More...

Discover Newport’s Landscape Heritage

The Newport Arboretum and the Arboretum at Salve Regina will begin a three-part summer landscape series with historian John R. Tschirch on Monday, July 10. More...

Election News

ELECTION COVERAGE 2017

Newport's summer is heating up politically, with the special election for Rhode Island State Senate District 13 race scheduled on Aug. 22. With four Democrats vying for a spot on the ballot, a Democratic primary will be held July 18. More...

Mainsheet

Masked Merriment at the Museum

The Newport Art Museum’s Artists’ Ball gala co-chairs, Elizabeth Ann Kahane, Molly de Ramel, and John Blaffer Royall welcomed cultural and civic leaders, artists, collectors, patrons of the arts, and other art world notables to the museum More...

SAVE the DATE

july 7 NUIT BLANCHE, Island Moving Company, Bellevue House, islandmovingco.org 8 20th ANNUAL IYRS SUMMER GALA, IYRS School of Technology & Trades, IYRS Campus, iyrs.edu More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  July 6  ‘Baggage’ Opens The play “Baggage” is presented on various dates through Sept. 2, Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Hwy., 401- 848-7529, newportplayhouse.com.   More...

Black Ships Coming July 13-16

Now in its 34rd year, the Black Ships Festival is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, July 13-16. It was begun to commemorate the historic success, in 1854, of Commodore Matthew C. Perry, U.S. More...

Nature

Hanging Rock - the Ancient Lookout

Hanging Rock is Aquidneck Island’s most distinctive natural geological feature. More...

Fishing with Drones? It’s not Far-Fetched

Science fiction has met angling.  In the old days, when fish-finding machines came along, old-school fishermen thought it blasphemous, even cheating, to discover a school of fish using sonar.  You want to fish? More...

Slow Season Start Due to Weather

Although traffic over the Newport bridge has certainly played a role in the region’s tourism industry this season, local stakeholders agree that the biggest variable has been the weather.  More...

A Life-Changing Journey to Shimoda

Maybe it’s the constant views to the ocean’s horizon and a curiosity about what lies beyond. Maybe it’s living in a town whose history is defined by lives spent at sea that incites a certain restlessness. More...

 

Around Town

This Week's Conversation with Todd Martin

Dell Technologies Signs on With Tennis Hall of Fame

Professional tennis returns to Newport when the Dell Technologies Hall of Fame Open begins at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 16. More...

Chief Retires After 30 Years with Newport Fire

After an almost 30-year career with the Newport Fire Department, Chief Peter Connerton is turning in his badge.  For the outgoing chief, fire service has been more than a career; it was his calling.  More...

Photo

The Newport Police Department held a promotional and swearing in ceremony for five of its officers on June 30 at Ochre Court. More...

Opinion

A City of Historic Declaration

EDITORIAL

Although the Fourth of July is now in our rearview mirror, it is worth reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in a city so rich in history. More...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

An Advocate for Euer To the Editor: More...

Political Cartoon

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Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Peter Quire Day   More...

Vacation Bible School

Community Baptist Church July 17-28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., to register, call 401-846-3086.  Crosspoint Church July 24-28, 14 Rhode Island Ave., to register, call 401-846-3064.   More...

St. John’s Honors Founder Quire

Free is the operative word on Sunday, July 9, at St. John the Evangelist Church. More...

Obituaries

RECENT DEATHS

John J. Liversedge, 65, of Newport, passed away June 23, 2017 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Jo-Ann Liversedge.   More...